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  • Did you Know that Extra Dry Isn't Actually the Driest Variety of Prosecco you can buy?
  • Bram Colaris

Did you Know that Extra Dry Isn't Actually the Driest Variety of Prosecco you can buy?

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At Premier Estates Wine we are well aware that choosing which bottle of Prosecco to buy can be a tad confusing for some. Prosecco labels often have terms on them to let you know how dry or sweet they are, and this is where confusion can arise.

Have you ever read a label on a bottle of Prosecco and read terms like Extra Brut, Brut, Extra Dry, Sec, or Demi-Sec? A lot of people don’t know what these phrases mean or how it reflects in the taste of the Prosecco. Confusion appears to reign.

Extra Dry would make you think of a 'very dry' Prosecco, however, Extra Dry is not the driest Prosecco on the market. It's actually a medium-dry variant. Confused? You don't have to be, because we're here to help.

The scale from dry to sweet Prosecco is as follows:

Extra Brut: the most dry variant you can buy. An Extra Brut Prosecco will have no added residual sugar per litre of Prosecco, thus making it a great alternative for the calorie conscious. Some people actually call it 'Diet Prosecco'. 

Brut: this variant of Prosecco will taste dry, with no perception of sweetness. This variant is mostly offered by the big retailers and contains below 12 grams of residual sugar per litre of Prosecco.

Extra Dry: this variant tastes slightly sweet and contains 12-17 grams of residual sugar per litre of Prosecco. Our Prosecco DOC and Grand Rosé Sparkling Wine 'aka' Pink Prosecco are both Extra Dry.

Sec: this variant is noticeably sweet and contains 17-32 grams of residual sugar per litre of Prosecco.

Demi-Sec: this variant is classified as sweet and contains 32-50 grams of residual sugar per litre of Prosecco - perfect if you have a sweet tooth!

Doux: the sweetest variant. This is a desert wine with over 50 grams of residual sugar per litre of Prosecco.

These are the different variants of sweetness in your Prosecco.

We hope this little guide is useful in helping you to choose a favourite.

  • Bram Colaris